How Do I Install the TEDS Library into LabVIEW?

Updated Jan 5, 2018

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  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Professional

Issue Details

I need to install the TEDS Library for LabVIEW but I am unsure on where to place the files it contains. What are the steps to install this library?


The file contains various .mnu,.tdl, and .llb files that you may not be sure where to store. The following instructions will step you through the process of getting the TEDS Library properly installed on your computer:
  1. Login with your profile at MyNI. This is necessary prior to downloading the library.
  2. Download the folder from TEDS Library and save it onto your desktop.
  3. Extract the contents of the folder.
  4. The newly extracted folder should now contain two folders, National Instruments and LabVIEW 7.1.
  • If you are using a later version of LabVIEW, you must rename this folder to reflect the current version number so that the files are inserted properly into your current LabVIEW folder, i.e. rename the folder to LabVIEW 2017 if installing the TEDS Library into LabVIEW 2017.
  1. Locate the National Instruments directory on your computer.
  • Typically the National Instruments directory is created in C:\Program Files by default when you install LabVIEW or other NI software.
  1. Drag and drop the National Instruments folder from the into the directory that contains the National Instruments folder on your computer.
  2. A dialog window should appear, stating This folder already contains a folder named 'National Instruments'. Click Yes to All.
  • This will create the new path of directories in which the template files will be stored. This will not overwrite any of the folders or files that already existed in the original National Instruments folder. It will merely add to it.
  1. Now locate the folder that contains the original LabVIEW directory you're installing into.
  • This is generally C:\Program Files\National Instruments.
  1. Drag and drop the LabVIEW folder you extracted from into the above mentioned location so the two folders will merge.
  2. A dialog window should appear, stating This folder already contains a folder named 'LabVIEW Version'. Click Yes to All. This will merge the folders just as before without overwriting any already existing files.
  3. Close LabVIEW if it is open, and relaunch it.
  4. Open the function palette from a LabVIEW block diagram. The TEDS subpalette should now appear on the Measurement I/O palette.


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